This boy has had a loose tooth. Very loose. His first one. For days. This is my child that turns white as a sheet and nearly passes out at the sight of blood. The fact of him having a loose tooth caused all sorts of drama around here…. “Mommy, I don’t want it to fall out”, “Mommy I want it out NOW”, “Mommy pull it out!”, “Mommy DON’T!!!”. It’s been an interesting journey. To top it all off, he was really freaked about the idea of having a hole where the tooth used to be and of course the blood.
I asked advice on the Mommy Octopus facebook page the other day about how to get him to move past the fear of losing a tooth and got some great feedback. You guys rock, by the way!
We ended up trying to redirect him as much as possible away from the fear, read books about loose teeth, and had big sister talk to him about how it wasn’t bad. We even fed him corn on the cob and many apples with the hopes it would pop right out.
No luck. Finally last night after Awanas, he was begging me to pull it out since it kept bleeding. I used a reader’s tip of a little orajel to numb it a touch, cold washcloth, and it came right out! YAY!
My son was so super excited to have it out! And I admit I’m a touch sad that my sweet little boy is growing way too fast, but we’re enjoying every minute! Thanks again everyone who posted tips the other day!